What is a Joint Injection?

This procedure is performed to treat inflammatory joint conditions in the body using a steroid. The steroid is injected directly into the affected area and includes both a corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The most common areas of injection sites are facet joints of the spine, sacroiliac joint, coccyx, hip, shoulder, elbow, hand, knee, ankle, and foot. Steroid injections are often used to treat patients suffering from joint inflammation for those who have not responded to other conservative treatments.